Dates and Details Released for 2013 LES Film Festival

Posted on: October 17th, 2012 at 6:48 am by

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Attention local filmmakers – submissions are now open for the third annual LES Film Festival, currently slated for June 13 – June 23, 2013. Yes, of course it’s quite early in the game, but those deadlines are nevertheless approaching. Luckily for the procrastinators, there are numerous submission dates from which to choose.

Scope them below:

Earlybird Deadline: October 31st, 2012
Features: $30 fee / $25 WAB Discounted Fee
Shorts: $20 fee / $15 WAB discount

Regular Deadline: December 31st, 2012
Features: $35 fee / $30 WAB Discounted Fee
Shorts: $25 fee / $20 WAB Discounted Fee

Late Deadline: January 31st, 2013
Features: $45 fee / $40 WAB Discounted Fee
Shorts: $35 fee / $30 WAB Discounted Fee

Extended Deadline: March 14th, 2013
Features: $60 fee / $45 WAB  Discounted Fee
Shorts: $50 fee / $35 WAB Discounted Fee

QuickSubmit Last Minute Deadline: March 31st, 2013
Features: $75 fee
Shorts: $55 fee

This year’s festivities have an added twist – more interactive events at a wider range of venues, and also a live music component. Details on the latter are not available at the moment, only that “some of the most renowned and thrilling live music venues in the country” will be employed.

As in the last couple years, the homegrown LES Film Festival features a deep selection of low-budget filmmaking, celebrating the “brightest, thriftiest, and most exciting young filmmakers within a variety of genres.” It has certainly gained traction in its short lifespan, offering up a nice alternative to more mainstream options that tend clog the city. Past judges and participants have included Susan Sarandon, Willem Dafoe, Abel Ferrara, and Harvey Wang.

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